...the West seems largely blind to Africa’s successes. In recent weeks, headline writers seem to be doing their hardest to try to reconcile Western stereotypes about Africa with the reality of the low death rates on the continent.
It’s almost as if they are disappointed that Africans aren’t dying en masse and countries are not collapsing.
@woozle Check the publication dates on the respective articles: the Washington Post article came out 12 days after the other.
It seems unlikely that Attiah wasn't influenced by Samarajiva's work, given how popular it's become, and I'm critical of the lack of credit given.
@woozle Give it a week and academics will be watering down this one
@emsenn Here's an academic highlighting that essay: https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2020/09/28/dont-read-this-essay/
Admittedly, PZ isn't your average academic.
@woozle thankfully this is doing what i think folk should: just directing folk to the actual words of the person, maybe with some choice selections that you enjoyed. :D no watering down here!
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